Thank you for visiting silkroads.org.au, an online service managed by Silkroads Inc digital division, located in Perth, WA. We respect and protect the privacy of our users. This privacy statement tells you how we collect and use information.
Silkroads Inc last amended this Privacy Statement ("Privacy Statement") on December 12, 2017.
This Statement describes how Silkroads Inc collects and uses information from our web sites' visitors, including Silkroads members. This Statement applies to the web sites we control and which are accessible via the following domains: silkroads.org.au, silkroads.com.au and cn.silkroads.com.au (collectively, "Our Site"). This Statement does not apply to any other web pages or web sites.
By using Our Site, you consent to our collection and use of information about you in accordance with this Statement. We may change this Statement by occasionally posting an updated version of it on this page. If we decide that it is appropriate, we may also post a notice of the update on Our Site's home page at http://www.silkroads.org.au. By continuing to use Our Site after we have posted any changes, you agree to the terms of the updated Statement. This Statement is part of the Terms that govern your use of Our Site, so please read the entire Terms.
The term "Personal Information" in this Privacy Statement means any information from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained. We do not collect Personal Information about you when you visit this online service.
You can use this service without telling us who you are or revealing other Personal Information. If you send us a contact or feedback form you do not need to identify yourself or use your real name.
We collect two kinds of information from Our Site's visitors: anonymous information and personally identifiable information.
Our servers automatically log certain information that does not personally identify you ("Anonymous Information"). We use this Anonymous Information in aggregate form to help us manage and improve Our Site. The Anonymous Information we record includes, for example, the pages you visit on our Site, the amount of time you spend viewing those pages, the links and advertisements you click, the browser you use, the address of the web page that referred you to Our Site, and your Internet Protocol address, which tells us about your location and your connection to the Internet.
We do not link Anonymous Information with personally identifiable information. However, we reserve the right to do so, in our discretion, for safety or security reasons or to comply with the law.
Personally Identifiable Information ("Personal Information")
We also collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to us through Our Site ("Personal Information"). For example, we collect Personal Information when you fill out a member registration form, sign up for a program or event, subscribe to an email newsletter, purchase something from our store, submit a request for information, complete a survey or make a donation or purchase. The types of Personal Information that we collect include:
Racial or ethnic information
Professional and employment-related information, including salary
Financial information, such as credit card numbers
Hobbies and special interests
Other memberships and affiliations you have
We use Personal Information for the purposes for which you provide it, and for other purposes unless you ask us not to do so, including:
To fulfill orders for merchandise in our store
To fulfill orders for membership, services or products
To manage memberships and other subscriptions to our services
To process registrations for events, courses and other activities
To facilitate participation in contests or surveys
To personalize services provided to Silkroads members and visitors to Our Site
To promote our other activities, services or products to you
To send communications to you on behalf of other organizations that we believe may be of interest (see more detail below under "Communications Sent to You")
We may also collect personally identifiable information that you provide to us about other people. We use this information only for the purpose for which you originally provide it. For example, if you submit another person's email address in order to have material from Our Site forwarded to them (also known as an "email-a-friend" feature), we do not keep the other person's email address. If you purchase and ship products to someone, we will use this information to fulfill your request but will not send marketing communications to your contacts.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at email@example.com
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at the above email address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.